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The Gigantic Bird

Logic puzzles require you to think. You will have to be logical in your reasoning.


Puzzle ID:#33797
Fun:*** (2.15)
Difficulty:** (1.7)
Submitted By:aish_28*in***
Corrected By:DaleGriffin




The three rowed their boat towards the ship. Even before they were half-way there, a gigantic bird swooped down on them and plucked them up. They were carried to a distant land where they were deposited in a nest high in a tree.

From the statements that follow, what was the wing span of the gigantic bird and how far did it carry the three sailors?

1. If the wingspan of the gigantic bird was either 20 or 30 metres wide, it carried the three sailors for 50 leagues.
2. If the gigantic bird carried the three shipmates 75 leagues, its wingspan was not 40 or 50 metres wide.
3. If the wingspan of the gigantic bird was 40 or 50 metres wide, it carried the three sailors 75 leagues.
4. If the gigantic bird's wingspan was not 40 or 50 metres wide, then it was 20 or 30 metres wide.

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Nov 02, 2006

It looks a little complicated and iffy at first, but then you see that 2 and 3 cancel out each other (or they make a paradoxial loop that never ends and destroys the teaser! ) so that it is obvious it must be 20-30...

But otherwise, not a bad riddle
Nov 02, 2006

Pretty much what I was going to say. Items 2 and 3 contradict each other, and item 4 is therefore redundant, leaving item 1.
Nov 02, 2006

Initially looks somewhat complicated, but really quite logical once you get to looking at it!
Enjoyed this. Thanks.

Nov 04, 2006

this was really cool one. i couldn't tell which clue use at first until i got.
Nov 07, 2006

Liked this one!
Feb 25, 2007

The teaser didn't really explain what we're trying to do.
Jul 23, 2007

pretty darn easy
Jun 29, 2011

Tht wuz SUPER easy!

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